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How to sync Android contacts with Gmail account?

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Although smartphones are used for a lot of tasks, contacting people remains one of the primary reasons why the gadget is used and thus keeping the contacts secure must be our priority. In the case of phone malfunction or theft, you might need to recover the contacts that you have lost. Gone are the days when you have to physically note down every contact on your phone list to make sure that they didn’t get lost.

We are living in an age where cloud computing and storage have made our life more comfortable. So, there’s no need to worry if you lost your phone’s contacts. You can backup your contacts on the cloud and can access it whenever and wherever you want.

In this article, we explain how you can sync your contacts with the Gmail account. Once synced, these contacts can be restored on any smartphone as well as your PC via the backup on your Google account.

Sync Android contacts with Gmail

To sync your Android contacts on Gmail, follow the instructions given below.

  • Open the Settings of your device.
  • Go to Accounts option. Here, you will get a list of all the services where you have made the account.
  • Select the Google account. In case you have many Google accounts, choose the one where you want to sync the contacts.
  • Now, turn on the toggle besides Contacts.

You can also turn on the toggle besides various other options given in the list, which will create their backup in your Google account too.

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How to check the synced contacts? 

To check the contacts, you can follow the instructions given below.

Step 1: Sign in with your Gmail account.

How to sync Android contacts with Gmail account?Step 2: Click on People and Sharing on the left tab.How to sync Android contacts with Gmail account?Step 3: Click on Contacts to view them.How to sync Android contacts with Gmail account? Now, you can either view the contacts or can perform a host of other functions such as Import, Export or Print.

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Kumar Hemant

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